Movie Poster Mondays

Original Italian poster for what became GOLIATH & THE DRAGON (1960)

In the original version, there's NO dragon. US distributors wanted to add scenes with a dragon, to make the film more enticing to kids. Personally, I prefer this version of the US one. The dragon is not really necessary. I enjoy watching the US version but this one is more serious (or as serious as this psychedelic film can be perceived). I thought of doing a Fan Dub but it's impossible to upload this film on Youtube. It's blocked on two fronts : in the US version, the score they added to it is still copyrighted. And some company as some sort of additional claim to it. So I uploaded the European cut at my new PEPLUM TV WORLD channel, in Spanish.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

As a monster kid I appreciate the dragon, which was created by the very competent people at Project Unlimited, but -and correct me if I'm wrong- I find that the scenes of Mark Forest fighting the dragon does look different than the rest of the movie, and he looks slightly different too.

By the way, has there ever been an explanation to why Hercules is named Goliath in the US version, since Hercules would seemingly be the more bankable name?